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BREAKING: Computer Error Gives Prosser 7,381 More Votes, Almost Certain Victory
The Corner -- National Review Online ^ | 04/07/11 | Christian Schneider

Posted on 04/07/2011 2:47:44 PM PDT by dep

After Tuesday night’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election, a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield to the Associated Press. The error, revealed today, would give incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net 7,381 votes against his challenger, attorney Joanne Kloppenburg. On Wednesday, Kloppenburg declared victory after the AP reported she finished the election with a 204-vote lead, out of nearly 1.5 million votes cast.

On election night, AP results showed a turnout of 110,000 voters in Waukesha County — well short of the 180,000 voters that turned out last November, and 42 percent of the county’s total turnout. By comparison, nearly 90 percent of Dane County voters who cast a ballot in November turned out to vote for Kloppenburg.

Prior to the election, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was heavily criticized for her decision to keep the county results on an antiquated personal computer, rather than upgrade to a new data system being utilized statewide. Nickolaus cited security concerns for keeping the data herself — yet when she reported the data, it did not include the City of Brookfield, whose residents cast nearly 14,000 votes.

Throughout the day Thursday, official canvass numbers flipped the lead back and forth between Prosser and Kloppenburg. While many believed a recount was inevitable, the addition of the Brookfield votes for Prosser could push the justice’s lead beyond the legal threshold that would trigger an automatic recount. Under state law, Kloppenburg could still ask for a recount up to three days after the official canvass, but would have to pay for it herself.

More details as they become available.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 04/07/2011 2:47:48 PM PDT by dep
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To: dep

Just heard this on Vicki McKenna’s show - breaking now!


2 posted on 04/07/2011 2:49:33 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: dep

No matter how things turn, it already bothers me how many errors have already been uncovered. It doesn’t give me much faith in our voting system.


3 posted on 04/07/2011 2:49:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dep

Time to bus in union thugs to make up the 7000...


4 posted on 04/07/2011 2:50:18 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: bigbob

I HOPE YOU AIN’T KIDDING!!! Be still my heart!


5 posted on 04/07/2011 2:50:21 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: dep

Oh My! That’s droppin’ a big stink bomb in the liberal compound. (not that anyone would notice anyway..)


6 posted on 04/07/2011 2:50:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: dep

Be still, my heart! This is GREAT news.


7 posted on 04/07/2011 2:51:08 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: dep
Must have been union computer operators...
8 posted on 04/07/2011 2:51:23 PM PDT by apillar
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To: dep
I hope that this is on the level.

Last night on the drive home, the f*@&ing news reader on WMAL (ABC) read the headline of "voters give Scott Walker a strong rebuke" or something like that. I wanted to chuck my radio out on the parkway.

9 posted on 04/07/2011 2:51:33 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: dep
Banana Republic!
10 posted on 04/07/2011 2:51:48 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: dep

April Fools!


11 posted on 04/07/2011 2:51:54 PM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: dep

Wow! I hope this is true!


12 posted on 04/07/2011 2:52:37 PM PDT by livius
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To: dfwgator

THESE “COMPUTER ERRORS” GOTTA BE STOPPED!!!!!!


13 posted on 04/07/2011 2:52:41 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Best Cook on Free Republic! ;-))
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To: dep

Is Prosser a Good Guy?


14 posted on 04/07/2011 2:53:02 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: dep
decision to keep the county results on an antiquated personal computer

unbelievable the incompetent hands in which rests our future

15 posted on 04/07/2011 2:53:06 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: dep

Time for 9000 Dumklopp votes to be found in a UW-Madison alley, stored in the back of a van.


16 posted on 04/07/2011 2:53:31 PM PDT by Snake65
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To: dep
Prosser could push the justice’s lead beyond the legal threshold that would trigger an automatic recount. Under state law, Kloppenburg could still ask for a recount up to three days after the official canvass, but would have to pay for it herself.

Not a problem. The unions will pick up the tab.

Although I'm glad Prosser is ahead, I am concerned about how this type of sloppy mistake can be made. We wouldn't accept this type of error from a two branch library system, but these seemingly random numbers are a common occurrence in our electoral system in far too many elections and it gives a huge opening for the creative counters in the Democrat party to steal elections.

17 posted on 04/07/2011 2:53:39 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: dep; All

Election tampering should be punished with Capital Punishment!

Too many have given thehir lives for this nonsense!


18 posted on 04/07/2011 2:53:57 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama has fired more cruise missiles than any other Nobel peace prize winner.)
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To: dep

if anyone actually wants a verifiable, privacy insured, tamper-proof, voting system... just let me know

yes.. i won’t be holding my breath


19 posted on 04/07/2011 2:54:04 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: apillar

“Must have been union computer operators...”

This or other human intervention MUST be identified!


20 posted on 04/07/2011 2:54:10 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Best Cook on Free Republic! ;-))
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To: KarlInOhio

We need accounting firms to handle elections, if it’s good enough for the Oscars, it should be good enough for the country.


21 posted on 04/07/2011 2:54:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dep

joke?


22 posted on 04/07/2011 2:54:36 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dep
Take that union thugs. Hugh and series!!!!! What the rats gonna do now? They've got a whole bunch of eyes on them and it'd be tough to cheat that many new votes for Koppledingle under the present conditions.
23 posted on 04/07/2011 2:54:52 PM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: DTogo

We are now several notches BELOW a Banana Republic.

I long for Banana Republic days again.


24 posted on 04/07/2011 2:54:52 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama has fired more cruise missiles than any other Nobel peace prize winner.)
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To: Jim 0216

He’s the incumbent Supreme Court Justice that the Communist Union Goons are trying to unseat. Need I say more?


25 posted on 04/07/2011 2:54:53 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: sten

This is too good to be true...heading off to Hot Air to find out if true or not. DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH THOUGH!


26 posted on 04/07/2011 2:55:15 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: dep

Please Lord, let this be so.

Prayers for Japan.
Tatt


27 posted on 04/07/2011 2:55:21 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: MNDude

I’m holding my fire on this one.


28 posted on 04/07/2011 2:55:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dep

Better not be a cruel joke!


29 posted on 04/07/2011 2:56:09 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Be still, my heart! This is GREAT news.

James 5:16 - The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

30 posted on 04/07/2011 2:56:20 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: bigbob

DU is going to EXPLODE!


31 posted on 04/07/2011 2:56:33 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: dep
Since Kloppenberg has already claimed victory, I sure some liberal judge will uphold her as the winner. We would not want to embarrass her with the facts that she lost. And if that does not work, keep recounting until the out come favors her.
32 posted on 04/07/2011 2:56:35 PM PDT by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: dfwgator

You are dead-on correct, it truly sucks that this many errors can happen. It’s just COUNTING people, what we learn how to do in kindergarten! There is not a lot of chatter about requiring photo ID to vote in WI - something the legislature should have taken care of while the fleabaggers were out of the state. They should anyway....

Two big problems: The potential for fraud, and the potential for error. Having a county official rely on an old PC just because she felt like it is the height of incompetence.


33 posted on 04/07/2011 2:56:46 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: RoseofTexas

OH MY...IT IS TRUE!!!


34 posted on 04/07/2011 2:56:50 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: dep

It appears that again the unions have failed to “Make It So”.

Epic Fail.


35 posted on 04/07/2011 2:57:08 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: dep

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand cue union protest in Madison tomorrow.

These people will not let elections decide the matter. The union members in WI are fascists. They do not believe in the rule of law.


36 posted on 04/07/2011 2:57:42 PM PDT by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: bigbob
Happy days are here again....

I wonder how long until the union burns that city down.

37 posted on 04/07/2011 2:57:42 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: dep

Dont worry, the dems always lose the first two tallies. It’s the third counting of the votes where the dems voter base materializes, (out of thin air). Just ask Rossi in Washington.


38 posted on 04/07/2011 2:57:49 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: dfwgator
Enron took down Arthur Andersen.

-PJ

39 posted on 04/07/2011 2:57:49 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: RoseofTexas

Where was it confirmed???


40 posted on 04/07/2011 2:58:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: dep

Has Madison reported verified results yet? A big surprise from the college students and the unions could be in store after they see how many votes they need to discover.


41 posted on 04/07/2011 2:58:22 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; 80 Square Miles; milwguy; Ladysmith

WI PING


42 posted on 04/07/2011 2:58:40 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: dep

HA! LOL!

I just gotta think a republican did this on purpose to defeat the usual shenanigans the democrats pull.


43 posted on 04/07/2011 2:58:40 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: bigbob

And when we lose faith in the voting booth, revolution soon follows.


44 posted on 04/07/2011 2:58:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pride in the USA

Holy crap!!!


45 posted on 04/07/2011 2:58:54 PM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Truth29

I haven’t seen this reported anywhere else.


46 posted on 04/07/2011 2:59:06 PM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: dep

I love the smell of napalm after a failed election overthrow ...


47 posted on 04/07/2011 2:59:06 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: dep

Countdown until the scream of “It’s just another case of republican voter fraud!” is heard from the dims. Three, two. one......


48 posted on 04/07/2011 2:59:22 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ("We need to be in it to win it, and if there's doubt we need to get out". -- Palin on Libya.)
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To: beebuster2000

Is the computer I bought in January antiquated yet?


49 posted on 04/07/2011 2:59:22 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: AlmaKing
I just gotta think a republican did this on purpose to defeat the usual shenanigans the democrats pull.

If so, that still sucks. All it does is make people even more cynical about elections.

50 posted on 04/07/2011 3:00:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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